Krisda Tipchaimeta is a critically acclaimed Thai-American director, writer, and producer. She is known for her work in independent films and documentaries that focus on illuminating the stories of marginalized and underrepresented communities in Thailand and the United States. She is a three-time winner of the Thai National Film Award for Best Director and has been nominated for numerous international awards, including the Emmy Award and the Golden Globe Award.
Krisda was born in Thailand and moved to the United States with her family when she was 12 years old. She studied film and television at the University of California, Los Angeles, and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree. After graduating, she returned to Thailand and worked as a production assistant for a variety of television programs.
Krisda’s feature film directorial debut was the romantic drama “On the Edge of Heaven” (2009). The film follows the story of a young Thai woman who moves to the United States to pursue her dream of becoming a dancer. The film won the Jury Award at the Bangkok International Film Festival and was met with critical acclaim.
Krisda’s second feature film was “The Elephant Tamer” (2013), which tells the story of a young woman who travels to Thailand to learn the secrets of elephant taming. The film won the Audience Choice Award at the Bangkok International Film Festival and was nominated for the Best Foreign Language Film at the Satellite Awards.
Krisda has also directed several documentaries, including “The Last Fisherman” (2015). The film follows the story of an aging fisherman in Thailand who struggles to make ends meet in the face of environmental degradation. The film was an official selection at the International Documentary Film Festival in Amsterdam and won the Grand Jury Prize at the Green Film Festival.
Krisda’s latest feature film is the romantic comedy “Even the Rain” (2018). The film follows the story of a young couple who must overcome cultural and language barriers in order to be together. The film was met with critical acclaim and was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film.
Krisda Tipchaimeta is an important voice in international cinema and her work has had a lasting impact on the global cultural landscape. She is a champion of marginalized and underrepresented communities and her films have been praised for their emotional depth and insight. She continues to be an inspiration for filmmakers around the world.